APHA investing big bucks in the Paint World Show

March 31st, 2015 9:54 PM | No Comments
[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

[photo credit: the Paint Horse Journal]

Nearly $80,000 has been added to reining, cutting and working cow horse classes at the 2015 APHA World Championship Show. When added to the existing $50,000 Farnam Pleasure Stakes payouts and more than $500,000 in additional cash and prizes, there are more reasons than ever to saddle up for the world’s premier Paint Horse show.

Taking place November 4–14 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, the APHA World Show features the largest single gathering of Paint Horses competing in more than 275 classes during the 10-day show. The additional $77,000 in added money represents an investment by the association to help magnetize reining, cutting and cow horse exhibitors to the show, segments of the industry that represent areas of potential growth for APHA.

“We want to do for the cattle and reining events what our Farnam stakes program has done for young pleasure horses and our Breeders’ Futurity program has accomplished for the halter industry,” APHA Executive Director Billy Smith said.

Following is a breakdown of the added money for these events:


  • $15,000 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge*
  • $15,000 Non-Pro 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge*
  • $5,000 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge                  
  • $5,000 Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge*

Working Cow Horse—$18,000

  • $7,500 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge*                      
  • $7,500 Non-Pro 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge*
  • $3,000 Non-Pro Limited Working Cow Horse Challenge*


  • $3,500 Non-Pro Cutting Challenge, All Ages*
  • $3,500 3-Year-Old Cutting Challenge                              
  • $3,500 4-Year-Old Cutting Challenge                              
  • $3,500 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge                     


  • $1,500 NCHA Open Cutting **                         
  • $1,500 NCHA Non-Pro Cutting **                                            
  • $1,000 NCHA Amateur Cutting **                                
  • $1,000 NCHA $2,000-Limit Rider Cutting **

* New for 2015

** New NCHA-approved all age, all breed class


To read the full article on APHA.com, click here.

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